Bede opens new HQ

Bede opens new HQ

Equipment & Materials Processing Bede opens new HQ Bede plc and Bede Scientific and carry out customer Instruments Ltd, has opened its ing, offic...

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Equipment & Materials Processing

Bede opens new HQ Bede plc and Bede Scientific

and carry out customer

Instruments

Ltd, has opened its

ing, office accommodation

new 27,000

sq ft premises at

Belmont Business Park, (Durham, DH 1 1W, UK (TeL +44 191-3324700),

-

to accommodate

expanded capacity and staffing. Bede plc held the opening cere-

trainand

East especially its products

as over 86% of

are shipped to

BOC Edwards acquires Hydromatix

meeting rooms with state of

overseas markets. Bede plc

the art audio visual facilities.

should be a shining example

Over 200 guests attended the

other companies

ceremony

including

North East, if not the whole of

BOC Edwards (Wilmington,

suppliers,

staff and local gov-

the UK.’

MA, USA) has acquired

ernment

customers,

bodies.

to

within the

Dr Neil Loxley, CE of Bede plc

mony on 18 January 2002 at the

Dr John Bridge, Chairman, One

said, ‘The official opening of our

new premises which are located

North Fast said, ‘I am delighted

new premises is an important

on the outskirts of Durham City

to have been part of this

landmark in the history of a

The building was officially

momentous

company that has faced chal-

opened by Dr John Bridge,

plc.The

Chairman of One North East.

cessful in growing from

occasion

company

for Bede

has been suc-

100% of

Hydromatix, Inc., a manufacturer of high-efficiency,

process-

critical liquid purification

sys-

tems based in Santa Fe Springs, CA, USA.

lenges head on and grown

Hydromatix

stronger over the past 24 years.

integrated

technology

will be

into the Chemical

Management

Division of BOC

Edwards to form a liquid abatement group. Hydromatix

helps companies

in the surface finishing industry to recycle

rinse waters with a

minimum amount of waste, allowing them to attain zerodischarge

status. Prospective

projects

are evaluated with site-

specific

data, and supported

by

system capacity calculations, producing

a predictable

ume of regenerate

vol-

waste that

allows proper planning for sub Bede p/c needed this 27000 ft2 facility to accommodate growth in staff numben and demand for its products. Staff moved to the new custom-

strength

built facility, which covers

volatile marketp1ace.A

combi-

nation of outstanding

expertise

27,000

sq ft, in December

yearThe

company

last

needed to

move into bigger premises

to

to strength

in X-ray technology,

in a very

The building will allow the company to maintain a strong position in our existing markets, as well as bringing new oppor-

dedicated

staff and good management

has

tunities to diversify into other

sequent

of effluent customers

are involved in plating, circuit boards and galvanizing, as well as high-tech

fields such as disc

and semiconductor “The Hydromatix

packaging. acquisition

allow it to cope with an

been pivotal in this success. I

markets. I hope the new facility

increase

am pleased the company

will be a launch pad for the

will position

company’s future successes.’

leading provider of application-

in demand for its mar-

ket leading products.

It was

given the opportunity

after

chosen

has

to stay in the North

specific

November

semiconductor

placing,

trochemical

including &17.5 m for the company. Since flotation recruited

processes,

Bede has

46 new staff, mostly

operations

includes

ties (Class 100,000

product

Ltd.

lines through our

unique global sales and support

area

clean production

of the

Management

rapidly deploy Hydromatix

of Bede plc and

The manufacturing

along with arsenic

Division. ‘We intend to very

house the

Instruments

CMP and elecdeposition

Neels Kriek, president Chemical

Bede Scientific

solu-

copper

and HF waste streams,” said

at the HQ. The new premises

liquid abatement

and solid waste streams from

2000, raising &30 m

in an institutional

BOC Edwards as a

tions to the emerging

floating on the LSE on 6

organization,

facili-

reinforce

our

existing OEM programs, and

and Class

100). Other areas include a

develop integrated

suite of application

solutions with our Exhaust Gas

to demonstrate

Ill-Vs

treatment

waste. Hydromatix

REVIEW

laboratories

Bede products

THE ADVANCED

SEMICONDUCTOR

The new building, in Durham, UK, was officially opened by Dr John Bridge, Chairman of One North East.

MAGAZINE

VOL15

- NO z - MARCH

2002

Management

abatement

group.”